Walk Western Australia's Karijini & Ningaloo Reef

10 Days | A camping adventure with swimming, snorkelling, hiking and more

5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews submitted.
Walking & Trekking
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Minimise the driving time and maximise the adventure on a 10-day guided camping tour in Western Australia. Snorkel in the clear waters of Turquoise Bay at Ningaloo Reef, take a dip in secluded swimming holes fed by tumbling waterfalls, explore the rugged landscapes of Karijini National Park and more. With the perfect combination of activities and relaxation surrounded by some of Australia’s most incredible scenery, this trip is big on adventure. With an opportunity to swim with whale sharks plus plenty of hiking trails, this trip is perfect for those who love to jump right in.

Trip overview

Map of Walk Western Australia's Karijini & Ningaloo Reef including Australia
Start
Paraburdoo, Australia
Finish
Exmouth, Australia
Theme
Walking & Trekking
Destinations
Australia
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 15
Trip code
PJXN
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Explore Karijini National Park including Kalamina, Dales, Weano & Hancock Gorges, Kermit's and Handrail Pool, and summit Mt Bruce - Australia’s second highest peak.
  • There’s no need for a map or GPS on this walking trip – with an expert local leader that knows the area inside-out, all you have to do is enjoy the journey.
  • Snorkel Ningaloo Reef, where you’ll see rich and diverse marine life plus vibrant coral creating a rainbow of colours underneath the turquoise waters.
  • Take the opportunity for an (optional) experience of a lifetime and go swimming with whale sharks, the world’s biggest fish, off Western Australia’s Coral Coast.
  • With all meals included, you’ll enjoy breakfast at your campsite, fresh picnic lunches in incredible locations and delicious campfire dinners prepared by your guide.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip involves plenty of walking over varied terrain and is best suited to travellers with a good level of mobility. Good footwear, plus perhaps walking poles are recommended. Details on physical activities can be found in the itinerary. If you need a break from walking, you can always have a day or sometimes an afternoon off to relax if you feel like it. Your guides will attempt to find alternative activities where possible.
  • This trip is operated and run by Inspiration Outdoors, an Intrepid Company. You will be travelling with a mixture of both Inspiration Outdoors customers and Intrepid customers. Intrepid works closely with Inspiration Outdoors to ensure that all of our customers enjoy their time away.
  • The majority of our campsites are unpowered, so be prepared to be without electricity for most nights. Please note that you will need to bring your own sleeping bag, or hire one at an additional cost. This will need to be requested prior to the trip via your booking agent.
  • Please note that swimming with whale sharks is not included on this trip and is an optional activity. It is very important that you pre-book any whale shark experiences, as these can sell out far in advance. You are able to book this service with us (subject to availability). Please let us know well ahead of time if you would like to add this option to your booking. Please also note that whale sharks visit the region between mid-March and mid-September only, so please make sure you schedule your trip accordingly if you would like to include this experience in your trip.

Itinerary

Map of Walk Western Australia's Karijini & Ningaloo Reef including Australia

Inclusions

Meals

9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinners

Transport

Private Vehicle, Walking

Accommodation

Semi-permanent tented camp (shared facilities) (9 nights)

Activities
  • Karijini National Park - Dales Gorge
  • Karijini National Park - Kalamina Gorge walk
  • Karijini National Park - Karajini Visitor Centre
  • Karijini National Park - Mt Bruce Summit walk
  • Karijini National Park - Hancock Gorge
  • Karijini National Park - Kermit's Pool
  • Karijini National Park - Weano Recreation Area
  • Karijini National Park - Weano Gorge & Handrail Pool
  • Tom Price - Mt Nameless (Jarndunmunha) Trail walk
  • Cape Range National Park - Mandu Mandu Walk
  • Cape Range National Park - Yardie Gorge Trail
  • Ningaloo Marine Park - Turquoise Bay
  • Cape Range National Park - Charles Knife Canyon & Badjirrajirra Walk trail

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Important notes

START & END TIMES
The trip begins at Paraburdoo Airport on day 1. For pick up times for the different days of the week please read the joining point instructions carefully. The trip finishes finishes with a transfer to Exmouth or Exmouth Airport on the last day.

SINGLE TRAVELLERS
Single travellers will have their own tent for all camping nights.

LUGGAGE LIMIT
Luggage limit is strictly one small-medium sized soft sided back, maximum weight 12kg per person. Sleeping bag, pillow, day pack and walking poles can be carried in addition to your main luggage.

OPERATOR
This trip is operated and run by Inspiration Outdoors, an Intrepid Company. You will be travelling with a mixture of both Inspiration Outdoors customers and Intrepid customers. Intrepid works closely with Inspiration Outdoors to ensure that all of our customers enjoy their time away.

SWIMMING WITH WHALE SHARKS
Swimming with whale sharks is not included on this trip and is an optional activity. It is very important that you pre book any Whale Shark experiences, as this can sell out far in advance. You are able to book this service with us (subject to availability). Please also note that whale sharks visit the region between mid-March and mid-September only, so please make sure you schedule your trip accordingly if you would like to include this experience in your trip.

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews submitted.
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Phyllis · Traveled August 2023
Inspiration Outdoors Trip Karajini and Ningaloo Reef 10 days an outstanding adventure. Our guides Heather and Lucas were professional and knowledgeable on all aspects of the trip. They showed respect and acknowledged the traditional owners of the land. Each day was varied, fun and exciting. Heather and Lucas had the right balance of information and instruction. Would travel with Inspiration tour again.
Review submitted 30 Aug 2023

Janice · Traveled July 2023
Above expectations. Wonderful experience. Excellent guides.good for the soul
Review submitted 24 Jul 2023

Kerrin · Traveled May 2023
Great gorges, swimming pools, hikes, climbs, food, scenery, landscapes, snorkelling, fish. Basic accommodation. Tour guides Misty and Lolita were awesome, I had a great time. It's a physically challenging trip. Loved the whale sharks!
Review submitted 29 May 2023

Holly · Traveled May 2023
Recent trip to Karajini and the whaleshark swim was Excellent. The right mixture of hiking, swimming, and downtime. Loved that we spent 4 nights in one spot as that made the days not so rushed. Loved that the guides packed a thermos for us, for morning tea. Iam, Heather and Lucas were excellent guides, helpful, caring, knowledgeable, inspiring and great cooks. They ran an organised trip and were instrumental in gelling the passengers together into a tight knit group. Spectacular scenery!
Review submitted 01 Jun 2023
Walk Western Australia's Karijini & Ningaloo Reef
From
NZD $3,660